Albertus Magnus College
Women's Volleyball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (15-13)
Saint Joseph's (LI) (11-13)
Tues., Oct. 24 • 7 p.m. • Brooklyn, N.Y.
Albertus Magnus (15-13, 3-8)
Emmanuel (6-20, 4-7)
Sat., Oct. 28 • 12 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team is back in action in this week as the Falcons prepare for their last two matches of the regular season. The Falcons travel to Saint Joseph's (L.I.) on Tuesday before wrapping up the week and conference play at home against Emmanuel on Saturday.
WEEK 8 RECAP
Game 26: Albertus Magnus 3 | St. Joseph's (Conn.) 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 26 Highlights:
- Senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) posted a double-double of 19 assists and 17 digs to lead the Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team over visiting Saint Joseph's (Conn.).
- Sophomore Ashley David (West Islip, N.Y.) paced the Falcons' offense with a team-high 12 kills.
- Sophomore Jesselle Guzman (Santa Teresa, N.M.) led the team in service aces with five.
Game 27: Albertus Magnus 3 | Norwich 1 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 27 Highlights:
- Freshman Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) recorded a double-double, 10 kills and 16 digs, to go along with four aces and a block.
- Senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) assisted 24 kills as well as tallied six digs, an ace and two kills.
Game 28: Mount Ida 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 28 Highlights:
- Freshmen Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) led the Falcons' offense with eight kills, while Senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) recorded a double-double, 22 assists and 17 digs.
ALL-TIME VS ST. JOSEPH'S (LI)
First time playing each other.
ALL-TIME VS EMMANUEL
Emmanuel leads Albertus Magnus in the all-time series, 18-0.
LAST TIME VS EMMANUEL
Game (10/8/16): Emmanuel 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
SENIOR DAY - SATURDAY
Prior to the start of Saturday's game the Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team would like to recognize the accomplishments of its three-member senior class. These three student-athletes have been key contributors to the Falcons' success during their tenure here with the squad and have helped the team improve each season.
INSIDE THE GNAC
- Jesselle Guzman
- third in the conference in digs with 436.
- fourth in the league averaging 4.45 digs per set.
- Nicole Beard
- second in the league averaging 0.78 service aces per set.
- Genesis Cora Luquis
- fifth in the league in kills with 256.
THIS YEAR NOTES
- Albertus Magnus returns four players from last year's club.
- The Falcons welcome seven newcomers to the club in 2017.
- Samantha Hathaway joins the program as the new women's volleyball assistant coach.
GNAC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBAL PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete Release
The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team was picked to finish 13th in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.
A QUICK LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR
- The women's volleyball team ended the 2016 fall season with a 7-20 overall record and landed in 12th-place in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 0-11 mark in league action.
- Head Coach Vanessa Rosario guided the Falcons to non-conference wins against York, Elms, Purchase State, Medgar Evers and CCNY.
- Albertus Magnus swept the season series with York and Medgar Evers, defeating both the Cardinals and Cougars twice during the autumn.
- The team also won back-to-back matches on two separate occasions in 2016.
- Albertus Magnus opened the year with two straight wins at the Blazer Invitational hosted by Elms.